Love Ya!!

Love YaWooHoo — today is the first day of February.  Love is in the air.  Now is the time to get your Valentine cards made.  Here's a great card for those that don't want to get too serious about it — have a little fun and be kind of whimsical.  I just love this little monster stamp set — Monstermaniacs.  It's not in a catalog  — this stamp set was designed by a stamper.  Here's a little information on it.

Monstermaniacs, by Doris D., is the second winning stamp set from In With You, our new stamp set design challenge beta program.

In July, art enthusiasts were given the challenge to create a monster themed stamp set. Voters fell in love with her design and voted the set to victory!

Stampin' Up! will be running ongoing contests and would love your participation! Join the fun at http://inwithyou.ideascale.com

How cool is that!!  You could design a stamp set, submit it and have everyone buying your stamp set — LOVE IT!!!

TO RECREATE THIS CARD YOU'LL NEED:

Stamp Set
    Monstermaniacs – Item #134972
    Just Sayin' — Item #133203 clear, #133200 wood
Cardstock
    Basic Black — Item #121045
    Real Red — Item #102482
    Whisper White — Item #100730
Ink
    Black Stazon — Item #101406
    Real Red — Item #126949
Accessories
    Old Olive Marker — Item#100079
    Pumpkin Pie Marker — Item #105115
    Primrose Petal Marker – 2012-2014 In Color Set — Item #126856
    Soft Sky Marker — Soft Subtles Set – Item #131263
    Big Shot — Item #113439
    Word Bubbles Framelits — Item #132968
    Dimensionals — 104430
    

Let’s Imagine Spring

 Well Old Man Winter isn't ready to give up yet so let's just imagine that it's spring.  How good is your imagination?
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Look, we all get vases full of flowers — close your eyes for a few minutes — imagine the flowers in your yard starting to poke through the ground.  The sun is shining and it's 60 degrees.  Oh, doesn't that feel nice.  Now take a sniff — can you smell these beautiful vases of assorted flowers.  There, don't you feel so much better — no snow or cold — just sun and flowers.

Well, it might not be real yet but truly it is just around the corner.  This stamp set is fun to use in so many ways.  You can just stamp and leave it all the color of your cardstock or you can color in just the flowers.  You can color the vases with markers or like this card you can stamp on designer paper, cut out and adhere for a completely different look.  So much fun no matter which way you like to do it.

TO RECREATE THIS CARD YOU'LL NEED:

Stamp Set — Vivid Vases — Item #133818
Cardstock:
    Whisper White — Item #100730
    Basic Black — Item #121045
    Fresh Prints Designer Paper Stack — Item #132996
Markers:
    Real Red — Item #100052
    Coastal Cabana — Item #131260 (2013-2015 In Color Set)
    Crumb Cake — Item #120967
    Old Olive — Item #100079
Accessories:
    Dimensionals

 

Oh, Happy Day!!

Today is definitely a Happy Day!!  Sale-a-Bration begins today.  If you have never heard of Sale-a-Bration — now is the time to go to my online store and place your $50 order — and then you get to choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  That's right, for every $50 you order from today through March 31st you get to choose a FREE item.  So get your wish lists started and let's see how many of these great Sale-a-Bration items you collect.  Oh, and I almost forgot — it's also a FABULOUS time to host a Stampin' Up! Party — when you are the hostess and your party reaches $300, YOU get an EXTRA $30 for your Hostess shopping spree — that means you get $80 instead of $50 — WOOHOO!!!

Oh, Happy Day!!!  So here's a card to celebrate the occasion.  This picture is a card that was on a display board at Leadership earlier this month.  I don't know who designed this card but I love it.  She used three of the FREE Sale-a-Bration items to make this card — the Banner Punch – it is a must have, See Ya Later Stamp Set — adorable and the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.

  You Make Me Smile

IF YOU WANT TO RECREATE THIS CARD YOU'LL NEED THESE SUPPLIES:

Stamp Set — See Ya Later (FREE Sale-a-Bration Item ) — Item #133535 clear, #133533 wood
Cardstock:
    Coastal Cabana — Item #131297
    Whisper White — Item #100730
    Smoky Slate – Item #131202
    Strawberry Slush — Item #131295    
    Pumpkin Pie — Item #105117
    Daffodil Delight — Item #119683
    Pistachio Pudding — Item #131294
    2013-2015 In Color DSP Stack
Ink:
    2013-2015 In Color Markers — Item #131260
    Smoky Slate Marker — Item #131898
    Daffodil Delight Marker — Item #119677
Accessories:
    Big Shot — Item #113439
    Decorative Dots Embossing Folder — FREE Sale-a-Bration item — Item #133520
    Banner Punch — FREE Sale-a-Bration item — Item #133519
    Strawberry Slush Stretch Trim — Item #130023
    Silver Baker's Twine — 132976
    Dimensionals — 104430

Oh, Happy Day — it's also a great time to sign up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator — what a deal.  Send me an email and we can talk!!